Adkins received 14,131 votes, or about 62.6%, from Athens citizens, while Hayes only received 8,442 votes, or about 37.4%.
Adkins’ goals are to continue evaluating contracts and services used by the county. In the past, Adkins has reduced costs for public defenders and cut costs for the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
To activate the economy in the future, Adkins plans to work with different groups, including Athens County Economic Development Council, Ohio University Innovation Center, Rural Action and the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Agency, or HAPCAP.
Adkins platform also emphasizes safety with the use of 911, EMS and the Sheriff’s office.